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This position is located at Moody AFB Behavior Health Valdosta, GA...

This is an employed civilian Clinical Psychologist position that affords job security, a competitive base salary, bonuses, moving expenses, full malpractice coverage, up to 26 days paid vacation, 11 days paid Federal Holidays, a sick leave benefit, CME opportunities, and a first-class health and retirement benefit package.

In 2012, the 79th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB began receiving the new HC-130J “Combat King II.” This aircraft replaced the aging HC-130P models and provided enhanced cargo management capability and extended range. In 2013, the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB received their first HC-130Js and by 2016 the last of nine aircraft had been delivered.

In September 2015 the 598th Range Squadron was reactivated at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The 598th RANS was activated the first time in 1943 at MacDill Field, Fla. as the 598th Bombardment Squadron, but they were moved to the Avon Park Bombing Range several months later. After the end of World War II the 598th was inactivated. They are currently responsible for overseeing and managing 106,074 acres, approximately 78,000 of which are open to the public.




As a Clinical Psychologist you will:

Screens and interviews patients, and performs biological, psychological, and social evaluations. Uses expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological counseling to identify psychosocial stressors and barriers. Accomplishes clinical intake interviews with patients, to include family history, biopsychosocial history, developmental history, and presenting problems together with any relevant secondary information. Conducts comprehensive psycho-diagnosis evaluations to address complex (interrelated biopsychosocial) diagnostic and treatment issues. Provides an extensive range of evidence-based psychotherapy for adult beneficiaries with a wide variety of complex psychiatric problems. Applies multiple therapeutic techniques including individual, group, couples, family, supportive, crisis intervention, and behavioral therapies or other recognized treatment strategies based upon accepted theories, principles, and practices of psychology including brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy. Performs appropriate individual, adult, group, and couples therapies and/or makes recommendations in writing to referring sources for management of the patients or placement in the appropriate treatment setting. Provides individual and/or group counseling to the most difficult therapy cases, representing a wide array of psychopathology, including personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, pain disorders, and specific military environment related issues such as dealing with deployment and combat situations. Implements programs to prevent, detect, and aggressively treat mental health problems including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, suicide, and anxiety disorders. Assesses individuals to explore the development of behavior patterns, mechanisms, and symptoms. Determines the facts concerning patients' problems and the underlying causes to assess the needs of the individual and/or family. Provides and evaluates the effectiveness of a wide range of therapeutic measures. Uses and interprets various psychological assessment measures. Integrates findings and formulates clinical information to establish a mental health diagnosis using guidelines such as the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

(DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association. Performs risk assessments and determines degree of danger posed by patients. Remains current on latest treatment methods and techniques. Formulates and implements effective treatment plans and programs; and annotates adjustments to treatment plans, as required, over the course of therapy. Maintains appropriate documentation of patient care in accordance with current unit, Air Force, state, and federal regulations. Promotes and preserves a psychotherapeutic atmosphere with the professional treatment teams. Responsible for knowledge of, and practice according to, state and professional licensing and ethical practice guidelines. Carries professional responsibility for findings, interpretations, decisions, recommendations, reports, and services.

Exercises full professional responsibility in psychological consultation, education, and training to military commanders/senior leaders, other mental health professionals, and medical staff. Serves as the behavioral health consultant to commanders and first sergeants. Works with multidisciplinary team and provides mutual consultative support to other mental health providers. Applies all aspects of agencies' policies, program objectives, and established practices to provide mutual consultative support to installation senior leadership, group and unit commanders as well as other unit personnel within areas of expertise and experience. Serves as the mental health technical consultant. Provides training to mental health treatment team and professional medical staff. Plans, organizes, and directs psychological strategies and programs geared toward selection and training candidates for special duties and other programs as directed by law or policy. Programs involve both suitability and screening evaluations for potential candidates prior to training as well as continuous evaluation of trainees during the training program. Consults with commanders regarding at-risk patients on complex cases in terms of diagnosis, fitness for duty and treatment. Prepares and delivers briefings and presentations on mental health-related issues. Serves as consultant to community resources and other on and off installation resources and recognized as the authority on mental health care for the Medical Health Clinic. Continues professional development and maintains awareness of cutting edge modalities and techniques of care in behavioral health through such activities as continuing education, attendance at conferences, participation in professional organizations or societies, and independent study.

Serves as the Clinical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for mental health care in the Mental Health Clinic.


US Citizenship required

One year experience as a Clinical Psychologist

Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

A current, active, valid, and unrestricted clinical license to practice Psychology independently from a U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.

Candidates will have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship
Valdosta GA USA


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